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    We like… • A great mix between a physical trek and amazing sightseeing • Trekking to the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, in the heart of the

    Moroccan Atlas • Riding through the Sahara Desert on a camel back and sleep under the stars at our desert

    camp • Wondering through the Kasbahs of ancient cities and explore the magical Marrakech • Visiting an ancient fortified city where numerous Hollywood movies were filmed

    Trip Facts Rating

    Maximum elevation: 4,167 m / 13,671 ft Steepness pprrr Location: Morocco – Atlas Mountains Fitness ppprr Climbing season: Spring, autumn, winter Duration: 11 days Group Size: 2 + people Type of Trek: Rock – Snow in winter /spring

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    Price €1,200 • Deposit: 30% at booking

    • Balance: 70% one month before the departure date €250 Single option (not for Toubkal Mountain Hut)

    Included Excluded

    • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport

    • Transport between cities during the trek • Transport of up to 1 duffle bag of a maximum

    total weight of 20 kgs during the trek

    • Accommodation at good quality guesthouses (bed & breakfast) on double basis or dormitories in lodges during the trek (single option at extra cost)

    • Accommodation in mountain hut / tents during the climb

    • Accommodation in nomads’ tent during Sahara Desert trip

    • Mule to carry the luggage • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

    except while in Marrakech

    • Bottled water during the trek • All fees required by the local regulations • Licensed experienced local trekking guide

    speaking good English

    • First aid medical kit • Sleeping mat in lodges • Camel ride • Summit Certificate • World Sherpas T-Shirt

    • Tips for trekking guides and staff (between 10% and 15% of the cost of the trip)

    • Dinner, lunch during stay in Marrakech • Extras in hotels (bar bills, laundry, additional

    nights) • Internet access during the trek • Personal trekking equipment (including sleeping

    bag, see gear list) • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance

    (mandatory) • International airfare

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    Trek Itinerary Location Map

    Trek Map

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    Day Program 1 Arrival to Marrakech Airport

    Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Riad Hotel

    2 Marrakech – Oughald – Ousertik (B, L, D)

    We depart our hotel early and travel (1.25 hours) to Imi Ouglad village (1,300 m / 4,265 ft), the meeting point with the muleteers.

    The first day, we will walk to Tizi L’bour (1,500 m / 4,921 ft) and then onto Imsker village (1,300 m / 4,265 ft). The lunch, prepared by our cook, will take place on a beautiful spot, with grass under trees, above a river with cascades. From here, we will walk up to the Ousertik valley where we will spend the night in a local village lodge in Gliz (2,200 m / 7,217 ft)

    Approximately 5h walking time

    3 Gliz – Oukaimeden – Tizi ‘n Addi - Tacheddirt, (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, we will walk from Gliz village to Oukaimeden (ski resort 2,500 m / 8,202 ft) going through a col at 2,700 m. The trek is then going up the valley alongside a river. The lunch prepared by our cook takes place on a beautiful grassy valley. We move higher to the col Tizi ‘n Addi (3,000 m / 9,842 ft). We will spend the night in Tacheddirt, the highest village in the Atlas mountains (2,300m / 7,545ft).

    Approximately 5h30m walking time

    4 Tacheddirt – Tizi n Tamatert – Imlil (B, L, D)

    Today involves a crossing of the famous Imnane valley, one of the most famous valleys in the Toubkal massif. We will head up towards the col of Tizi’n Tamatert (2,300 m / 7,545 ft) where, before to have lunch, we will go up the Taouthja peak at 2,700 m with a great view over the valley.before descending down to Imlil (1,780 m / 5,840 ft). Overnight in Imlil.

    Approximately 5h walking time

    5 Imlil – Sidi Chamharoush – Toubkal Refuge (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, we begin our trek, heading along the Mizane valley towards the village of Aremd. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming and gites. Continuing east and crossing the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river, we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way to the Toubkal Refuge (3,152 m / 10,341 ft) where we spend the night.

    Approximately 5h30m walking time

    6 Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil (B, L, D)

    Up early for the climb of the highest peak in North Africa, Mt Toubkal (4,167 m / 13,671 ft). The route takes us up the south cirque. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and altitude will make the ascent difficult in parts. However, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile with the light of the sunrise. Cresting

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    the ridge line, we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit. There are wonderful views over the Atlas Range and the Sahara Desert. Retracing our steps, we make our way down past the refuge and the well-worn path back to Imlil. This is a fairly long day with around 10 hours of trekking, involving 900 m / 2,952 ft up then almost 2,500 m / 8,202 ft back down to Imlil for the night.

    Approximate walking time (including breaks): 3h30m to summit, 2h30m to go back to the refuge and 4h to go back to Imlil

    Total: 12h30m including lunch.

    7 Imlil – Dades Gorge via Ait Benhaddou Kasbah (B, L, D)

    We depart Imlil early and head out over the Atlas Mountains, enjoying the magnificent views of the surrounding countryside below and we visit the Kasbah (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock) of Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbah and has been the subject of numerous Hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia…). After lunch, we drive further to the valley of Roses. We will also visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou before continuing along the route of the Dades valley until we reach our guesthouse where we will stay for the night. The guesthouse has private ensuite rooms.

    8 Dades Gorges – Erg Chebbi via Todghra Gorges (B, L, D)

    Breakfast at the hotel, then we continue our journey along the Dades valley visiting the Todra Gorge before making our way to the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Here we meet our camels who will take us for a camel ride into the dunes to our Desert camp. The camel trek will be prior to sunset, so that you may enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the dunes. Once we arrive at desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot minty tea and spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes and beside the warmth of the fireside. We enjoy a locally cooked meal of tagine or couscous (vegetarians are catered for with vegetable tagine), and have a drum party. The camp has toilet facilities. Those that wish to can sleep directly under the stars, but there are bivouacs for everyone.

    9 Auberge – Marrakech (B, L)

    Wake up early, just prior to the most beautiful sunrise. We will have breakfast at the camp site before riding our camels back to Auberge. Then we begin our long journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas Mountains back to Marrakech via Tichka pass. There are plenty of stops for photos and exploring as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time is between 17:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs.

    10 Visit of Marrakech (B)

    Guided visit of Marrakech. Night at the hotel.

    11 Transfer to Airport (B)

    The itinerary is indicative and is subject to changes according to weather and mountain conditions as well as other circumstances that the trekking guide will deem necessary for the safety and / or success of the trip. B: Breakfast included, L: Lunch included, D: Dinner included

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    Accommodation & Food • Tents are for two people in the Sahara • Breakfast is continental with bread, jam, cheese, cornflakes, coffee, tea, hot chocolate

    and orange juice • Lunch will be salad and traditional Tagine with meat, ball meat, couscous, tuna,

    lentils, fruits as desert • Dinner is similar to lunch as above • Vegetarian option is available • Snacks such as biscuits and popcorn will be provided